Can A Child Have Goals? Why and How to Achieve It

Teaching children from a young age to set goals in their lives will bring them great benefits in the short and long term, let us use the beginning of the year to include them in this activity that is very rich in learning:


1.- Training in the Planning Process:
This will allow you to develop your organizational and administrative capacity, one of the main characteristics of a good leader.

2 .- Will Practice in Learning Areas:
Goal planning reinforces the mathematical logical area: Goals will teach you to locate in time and space, will also work numbers (goals must be measurable and therefore quantitative); Comprehensive communication: you must express your ideas in goals, in this we must help the parents if they are children under 6 years or if they were not previously worked; Emotional and Social: because it will allow you to express your wishes and we can identify your weaknesses and potentialities; etc.

3.- It Will Give you Vision:
The goals allow you to project in the future, capacity that should be stimulated from small.

In teaching the planning of goals with children we must take into account the following:

✓ Presentar la Actividad Como Una Divertida Aventura: Que no sea una carga ni una imposición por el contrario desde pequeños debemos enseñarles que cada día es una oportunidad y que se empieza un año con muchas aventuras nuevas donde se van a presentar problemas pero que a pesar de ello se pueden cumplir sus metas, esto le ayudará a formar su carácter ayudándole a definir correctamente su identidad.

✓ Introduce the Activity as a Fun Adventure: Not be a burden or an imposition on the contrary from childhood we must teach them that every day is an opportunity and that begins a year with many new adventures where they are going to present problems but that despite this can help you to shape your character by helping you to correctly define your identity.

✓ Goals Must Be Chords to Your Age: Ask her what she would like to learn other than the courses she has in school, for example: If your child likes soccer, then your goal will be to run a soccer workshop, but to be a goal should be placed in a space of time: in the summer, throughout the year.

✓ Goals Must Be Correctly Written: Goals should be simple, clear and concrete, for example: Go to the zoo three times a year during the winter; likewise should not be more than 5 for children under 6 years and then some can be replaced by others.

✓ Goals Must Be Written and Visible: Written goals must be written, accompanied by drawings or clippings and placed in a visible place for them.

✓ Can Interact with Goals: Parents have the right to include one or two goals that will benefit their child and to teach them that as they have dreams there are responsibilities that will lead them to fulfill those dreams; For example: Eat vegetables twice a day, because a weak child will not be able to perform well in football. If the child's goals are not consistent, for example: eating ice cream every day, then parents can intervene by regulating them.


Rosanna Sakuma Arevalo
Master in Educational Administration


Diseñado por John Olano Mendoza. Derechos Reservados 2015